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JoAnna DeWald

Associate

2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 450, Cheyenne, WY 82001

JoAnna DeWald handles commercial disputes for natural resources and energy clients in state and federal court.

JoAnna assists clients on a variety of commercial and contractual disputes across Wyoming and Nebraska. She represents companies in complex commercial, personal injury, and business disputes before state and federal courts. JoAnna’s commercial litigation experience includes personal injury suits across a number of industries, oil and gas disputes, and high-stakes litigation concerning lease and contract interpretation. In addition, JoAnna has experience with basic and complex construction disputes, including defective design and delay claims. JoAnna strongly advocates for clients in a variety of forums, including formal and informal discovery disputes, dispositive motion hearings, mediations, trials, and appeals.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, JoAnna litigated in Omaha, Nebraska, focusing on insurance defense, products liability, legal and medical malpractice, transportation law, and commercial tort and business litigation. She also served two years as a judicial clerk to the Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack.

Experience

Represents and counsels clients in litigation matters:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Business disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Oil & Gas litigation
  • Personal injury defense
  • Employment litigation
  • Environmental

Client Results

  • Obtained summary dismissal of engineer in complex structural defect case in state court.

  • Represented oil and gas producer in appeal before Wyoming Supreme Court.

  • Defended employer and resolved employee claims through federal litigation and mediation of ADA accommodation and discrimination claims.

  • Successfully prepared and argued motions to dismiss and for summary judgment on claims in state and federal court.

  • Represented clients throughout OSHA investigation and citation process.

  • Defended and counseled clients in litigation against employees and subcontractors involving workplace injuries.

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Laramie County Bar Association
  • Defense Lawyers Association of Wyoming
  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association, NSBA Leadership Academy Graduate
  • Omaha Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division, Founding Member
  • National Defense Research Institute
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